Crouchy’s Year-Late Euros: Live



‘It’ s going to be a lot of fun and a real buzz around the Euros !’

This year will mark the 60th birthday of the Euros football competitio­n – and Peter Crouch and pals are ready to celebrate. Each episode of Crouchy’s Year-Late Euro swill be broadcast live just a stone’s throw from Wembley Stadium, where the new champions of Europe will be crowned this Summer. The series follows the biggest matches in the postponed Euro 2020 tournament, kicking off in June 2021. In each episode, Crouchy, Maya Jama and Alex Horne will be following all the qualified home nations of England, Scotland and Wales throughout the tournament. Here, former pro Peter tells us more…

Tell us about Crouchy’s Year-LateEuros:Live…

It’s going to be a televised celebratio­n of the big Euros games, live after they end. We’ve got amazing guests, live music and, of course, myself, Maya Jama and Alex Horne. We’ve filmed some of the VTs already and I got to spend time with some of the current home nation squads doing some mad things! It’s going to be a lot of fun and a real buzz.

What element are you particular­ly excited about?

First and foremost, I’m a football fan, so I’m excited about watching the games and reacting off the back of them.

The football guests will be great and I’m a big music fan and I know we have some incredible people coming on. The fact that it’s live and we have a bar and can socialise safely again will be amazing. I’m hoping to incorporat­e everything we’ve missed – football, socialisin­g and being in one place together – at Wembley, it’s going to be big!

What’s it like working with Maya?

She’s great! She’s effortless in the way she presents. She looks like she’s having a really good time but is profession­al, whereas I look like I’m having a good time

but I’m unprofessi­onal! Thankfully, she links it all together nicely.

And what about Alex?

His band is amazing! They can play anything. He’s funny and a nice fella, but don’t tell him that as I like to tell him he’s a pest!

Crouchy’sYear-LateEuros: Live is described as the ultimate after-party. What is the best after-party you have ever been to?

David Beckham had a preWorld Cup party at his house which was one of the best footballin­g parties I’ve been to! But I go to the Isle of Wight festival every year and always enjoy the after-party there, so I’d probably say that!

• If you missed the start last week, catch up on BBCiPlayer.

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